I was just looking at some images from Kung Fu Panda, due out in theaters on June 6th. The film is getting a lot of positive buzz in animation circles. The character design and color design are right up there with anything Pixar has put out recently, so it looks like Dreamworks is finally stepping up its game. Though I'm a little sick of all these animal films, and I'm not sure how the story will hold up. Take note of the use of limited palettes and unconventional color.
Go on over to the Character Design blog to view a series of striking animation stills. The blog regularly features character design from animated films past and present.